Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Festival is an annual event organized to promote tourism. The monkeys are fed a banquet of fruit and other treats in Lopburi, Thailand during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival on Nov. 25. The festival is way of thanking the monkeys for drawing tourists to the town.
Monkeys eat fruit during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province,Thailand
More than 4,000 kilograms of fruit are brought in for the annual festival.
The buffet is the city’s way of thanking the monkeys for attracting tourists to the town.
A monkey licks a block of ice with bananas and fruit juice encased in it during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
A monkey chooses a banana from the luxurious buffet.
Mother and child wondering what to choose from the buffet.
A young monkey scratches himself as he eats a piece of watermelon
A monkey nibs a woman’s hair
Enjoying the meal
A monkey eats as it sits on a monkey sculpture